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A Guide to Sorting Waste
Why should waste be sorted?
The more developed a society is, the more waste it produces.
This means that the amount of waste created increases over the
years and Estonia or Tallinn are no exceptions. More waste
means more consumption and waste of resources. Sorting and
recycling waste is essential to slowing down this process.
Doing this means that our next generations will also have the
resources they need for life. Most of the waste created can be
sorted at home. The more waste we sort and the more we recycle,
the less waste we throw into containers and the less we have to
pay for waste transport. All in all, sorting waste is cheaper
for consumers. Most of the waste created in households consists
of packaging, leftover food and paper. People should at least
separate paper, packaging, leftover food and hazardous waste
from other waste in order to save natural resources.
Rules of waste transport
Every apartment association or individual household has to
enter into a waste management contract with a waste transport
company. Waste containers must be emptied often enough to avoid
overfilling and the emergence of bad odours and pests. Pursuant
to the Waste Act, containers in densely populated areas must be
emptied at least once a month. This is why a container of
suitable size that corresponds to the quantity of waste created
must be selected (residential houses are permitted to use bin
The following must not be put in the paper and cardboard container:
NB! A container for paper and cardboard must be obtained for all registered immovables with at least 5 flats and for institutions and companies that create more than 25 kg of such waste per week. Waste paper created in residential buildings with fewer than 5 flats and residential houses should be taken to the waste station.
The following must be put in the container for biodegradable waste:
The following must not be put in the container for biodegradable waste:
NB! A container for biodegradable waste must be
obtained for all registered immovables with at least 10 flats
and institutions and companies that create more than 25 kg of
such waste per week.
The following must be put in a packaging container:
The following must not be put in a packaging container:
NB! There are approximately 300 public packaging containers in Tallinn where packaging can be deposited free of change. If you put packaging waste in the same container as your mixed household waste, you pay double for its handling as the price of handing the packaging has already been added to the product.
The following must be taken to hazardous waste collection points:
NB! Hazardous waste can also be taken to waste stations and Lukoil petrol stations. There are 155 battery collection boxes for unusable batteries in Tallinn. Please call the Tallinn Helpline on 1345 or go to http://www.tallinn.ee/est/g2262s37983 for the locations of hazardous waste collection points, Lukoil petrol stations and collection boxes for unusable batteries.
The following must be taken to the collection points for used home appliances:
NB! Incomplete fridges are only accepted for a fee of 10 €/fridge. Please call the Tallinn Helpline on 1345 or go to http://www.tallinn.ee/est/g2262s37972 or the Tallinn map for the opening hours and locations of used home appliance collection points.
Waste stations accept the following from people free of charge:
NB!Waste stations are located at the following addresses:
Artelli 15 (serviced by Eesti
Keskkonnateenused, tel.: 1919),
Paljassaare põik 9a
(serviced by Kesto, tel.: 639 5222),
Suur-Sõjamäe 31a (serviced
by Ragn-Sells, tel.: 15155), Raba 20
(territory of the Pääsküla landfill, serviced by Eesti
Keskkonnateenused, tel.: 1919). Find the locations of
waste stations on the Tallinn map! Waste
stations are open on Wed, Thu, Fri from 2 pm to 7 pm,
Sat, Sun from 10 am to 3 pm.
Last updated: 20.05.2013